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Get to know the P.X. Farms team – an interview with Kieran Robinson

In the world of agriculture, success isn’t just about what and how you grow or produce; it’s about who you grow and produce it with. Our team isn’t just a valuable asset but a source of innovation, dedication, and growth.

We’re celebrating our team members by sharing a little something about them to help you get to know us better. First to be interviewed: Kieran Robinson, one of our combine and spray drivers who also ensures the estate is well maintained. Let’s find out more:

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What’s been going on in the agricultural industry? 20 – 29 December 2023

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Labour does not intend to change inheritance taxes and agricultural property relief in the event that it wins the next election; A farmer is on a quest to figure out whether it’s possible to farm carbon as part of his Nuffield Farming Scholarship; Farmers in Suffolk have voiced concerns about the amount of support provided for food production versus environmental management.

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What’s been going on in the agricultural industry? 14 – 20 December 2023

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A new price has been agreed on for the 2024-25 sugar beet contract between British Sugar and NFU Sugar; Farm charities throughout the UK will get funding from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust following recent fundraising efforts; Applications are now open for a reward scheme celebrating women in farming, the National Women in Agriculture awards.

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What’s been going on in the agricultural industry? 6 – 14 December 2023

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A new treatment for onion seeds has been authorised on an emergency basis following efforts from the British Onion Producers Association, Horticulture Crop Protection UK and the British Society of Plant Breeders; tractor registrations dropped by a third in November 2023; British Sugar and NFU Sugar have not yet reached an arrangement around sugar beet negotiations.

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What’s been going on in the agricultural industry? 30 November – 6 December 2023

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Following a viral petition, MPs are going to debate changing the Grocery Supply Code of Practice; The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) committee are asking that more regulations are put in place to improve soil on agricultural land; Using a three year herbal ley may help farmers to reduce their use of nitrogen fertilisers by half, results from a recent trial show.

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What’s been going on in the agricultural industry? 22 – 30 November 2023

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A new project designed to grow baked beans in the UK has now advanced to its next phase, a move that could be beneficial towards creating more sustainable food options in the UK; New pea and bean varieties have been added to the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PRGO) 2024 Descriptive List for pulses.

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What’s been going on in the agricultural industry? 14 – 22 November 2023

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New Defra figures show that the average business income by farm in England has risen from 2022-2023 in spite of the increased costs; farmers have expressed concerns about the minimal support for food production in comparison to environmental management at a roundtable by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA); farmers have been experiencing difficult harvests following the wet weather, with many people needing to adjust their plans for harvesting sugar beet.

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What’s been going on in the agricultural industry? 1 – 14 November 2023

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Defra has given instructions to the NFU and British Sugar to continue discussions about beet pricing; the government has been ‘neglecting’ the horticulture sector, according to the House of Lords; Steve Barclay has been appointed to the post of Defra Secretary following the resignation of Theresa Coffey.

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What’s been going on in the agricultural industry? 24 October – 1 November 2023

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The recent wet weather has been causing issues for farmers, causing particular disruption for the end of the drilling season this autumn; a study has shown that silicon sprays may be helpful in reducing damage from cereal slugs; one farmer in Wales has been experimenting to find out whether you can grow tea in the UK.

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What’s been going on in the agricultural industry? 10 – 17 October 2023

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Potato yields have impacted by the dry early summer; the first farmers have received their early payments under the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) scheme; new research is exploring how pheromones may be used to control insect behaviour to better control pests on farms.

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